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“A Good Thai, Not a Great Thai”
Review of Ban Thai

Ban Thai
Ranked #544 of 2,509 Restaurants in Frankfurt
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Bockenheim
Sugar Land, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Good Thai, Not a Great Thai”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

Broad choices, but somewhat on the bland side relative to most Thai food. The server's understanding of German and/or English was limited. Service was on the slow side.

Visited March 2012
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Lavishly decorated and traditional Thai restaurant”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

This restaurant is a little out of the way but I was convinced by my (Thai) friend that it was worth the slight detour from the centre. From the outside the restaurant doesn't look like much other than a little hole in the wall for takeaway food, but inside the restaurant is large and elegantly decorated, and at least when we went, fairly busy. It certainly does not have the feel of a characterless chain restaurant.

We chose the lunch menu, which is longer than the à la carte menu of most restaurants, and opted for the soup of the day (a bargain at €2) and a selection of three main dishes among four people, which is more than enough even for large appetites. The chicken Massaman curry was mild and rich but very tasty with a generous amount of meat, the crispy duck was deliciously moreish and the beef in oyster sauce tender and flavoursome. The dishes come with a generous portion of rice, and do ask for the selection of Thai sauces on the side to add extra fire to your meal.

All in all, a delicious meal that I would definitely repeat if only I was in Frankfurt more often!

  • Visited November 2011
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State College, PA
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Quite good”
Reviewed October 14, 2011

There are two parts to this restaurant, a sit-in place off the street, and a streetside take out window. I tried both parts and came away largely satisfied, although the meat salad I got had too much fluid from the cooked meat, and so damaged the greens.

  • Visited September 2011
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albuquerque
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“okay, but not as great as the one in Mainz”
Reviewed July 23, 2011

I took lots of effort to convince my wife to go to this restaurant.

The service was extremely slow. The food was so so, definitely not of as good quality as the one with the same name in Mainz.

  • Visited July 2011
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Hessen
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Traditional Thai Restaurant”
Reviewed June 5, 2011

The Ban Thai is located in Bockenheim. It offers tasty Thai food at reasonable prices. The service is excellent. The decoration is typical asian but decent. It's comfortable and you can stay there all evening long.
What could be improved is the inner cortyard which is used as an outside terrace during summer.

  • Visited August 2010
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